Now available to anyone with enough cash, luxury sports cars were originally designated for ostentatious athletes such as basketball stars and champagne-treading water-polo players. Harness power and opulence with today's Groupon from GT Dream Cars at Old Bridge Township Raceway in Englishtown, New Jersey. Available dates to redeem this Groupon in 2011 include September 1–5, 12–14, 19–20, 27–28, October 8–9, 10–12, 14, 17–19, 21, 22–30, and November 5–6, 19–20; there are 40 dates in 2012 starting in March which will be specified at a later date. Choose between the following options:
- For $59, you get a three-lap luxury sports-car ride-along experience (a $177 value).
- For $99, you get a three-lap luxury sports-car driving experience (a $237 value).
GT Dream Cars leases its elite fleet of exotic sports cars on a temporary basis to help add a touch of luxury, beauty, and raw power to an afternoon or weekend. Clients select one of three swanky steeds: the powerfully sleek Aston Martin Vantage, the luxurious Bentley Continental GTC convertible, and the Lamborghini Gallardo, capable of speeds up to 202 mph with the power of 550 horses or 78 furious mastodons. Whether easing into the driver's seat or calling shotgun, auto aficionados take three spins around Raceway Park's 1.35-mile road course, blasting down the 1,400-foot straightaway and deftly maneuvering the mini corkscrew. Family and friends can achieve a vicarious thrill in the flat-screen-laden lounge and purchase lunch on-site, though the cars will not partake due to their strict celery-and-motor-oil diet.
The New Jersey track is easily accessible from New York City via New Jersey Transit. Clients can take a bus or train from Penn Station to Matawan/Aberdeen, where GT Dream Cars staff offers pickup and drop-off services for an $18 fee. Alternatively, the raceway is about 40 minutes away by car from downtown, or seven days by tortoiseback.
GT Dream Cars
GT Dream Cars unleashes its elite fleet of exotic, automatic sports cars on a temporary basis to help add a touch of luxury, beauty, and raw power to an afternoon. The lineup of swanky steeds includes the powerfully sleek Aston Martin Vantage, the luxurious Bentley Continental GT, the Ferrari F430 Scuderia, the Maserati GranTurismo, or the Lamborghini Gallardo, with the power of 550 horses or 78 furious mastodons. Inside car cockpits, conquer the 2.7-mile road course, blasting down the straightaway and deftly maneuvering the mini corkscrew with the ease of a bobsled team weaving down a water slide.